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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffandyjean Date: Jul 17, 2007 2:56pm
Forum: news Subject: OSTI Partners with Internet Archive

Press Release from the DOE:

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) recently partnered with the Internet Archive (www.archive.org) to ensure uninterrupted access to more than 1 million online research papers from the E-print Network (www.osti.gov/eprints). This was achieved through the Internet Archive’s Web-archiving service, Archive-It, a Web-based application that enables partners to harvest, manage, search, and preserve collections of archived Web pages and born-digital content. This collection is hosted by the Internet Archive and can be viewed at www.archiveit.org with free and permanent access to the public.

The DOE E-print Network is the largest collection that a federal institution has undertaken in an ongoing effort to preserve its own documents and history through Archive-It. The E-print Network is a deep Web source of scientific and technical information created by researchers active in a wide range of fields, including chemistry, biology and life sciences, materials science, nuclear sciences and engineering, energy research, and computer and information technologies. Information customers can use E-print Network to browse scientific Web sites, find scientific societies, receive alerts, and search and access scientific e-prints. The documents circulate electronically to facilitate peer exchange and scientific advancement.

There are currently more than 25,000 scientific Web sites accessible via the DOE OSTI E-print Network. Much of the information on these Web sites could change at a moment’s notice. Through archiving periodic snapshots of the nation’s scientific and technical information, the Internet Archive/OSTI partnership will ensure long-term stability of the E-print Network and other research collections important to DOE.
Source: DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information